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  • Android O is here and it’s named Oreo, but only a small number of users would already have the latest version of the OS on your phone. In fact, as is the case with the previous versions of world’s most popular mobile software, it will take a few weeks, or even months, before Android 8.0 gains a foothold in the market. But that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t want to be kept abreast of when your smartphone gets Android Oreo. While a few companies have taken the initiative to announce their rollout plans for Android 8.0, there are many more that remain tightlipped. If you're wondering whether your phone is getting the update, we have compiled a list of smartphones that are getting Android Oreo. Read on to check if yours makes the cut.Android Oreo: 8 New Features You Need to Definitely Check OutAndroid 8.0 Oreo update for Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, 6P, Nexus PlayerAndroid O updates for Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, along with the Pixel C tablet from 2015 are avai..

    Android 8.0 Oreo Update Rollout Schedules for Google Pixel, Nokia, OnePlus, Lenovo, Asus, Micromax, and Other Phones

    Android O is here and it’s named Oreo, but only a small number of users would already have the latest version of the OS on your phone. In fact, as is the case with the previous versions of world’s most popular mobile software, it will take a few weeks, or even months, before Android 8.0 gains a foothold in the market. But that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t want to be kept abreast of when your smartphone gets Android Oreo. While a few companies have taken the initiative to announce their rollout plans for Android 8.0, there are many more that remain tightlipped. If you're wondering whether your phone is getting the update, we have compiled a list of smartphones that are getting Android Oreo. Read on to check if yours makes the cut.Android Oreo: 8 New Features You Need to Definitely Check OutAndroid 8.0 Oreo update for Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, 6P, Nexus PlayerAndroid O updates for Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, along with the Pixel C tablet from 2015 are avai..
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  • To expand its market reach, Google has launched a new initiative with the aim to get large businesses to use Chrome OS, instead of Windows. Chrome Enterprise looks to promote Chrome OS and the devices that run on it. The new Chrome Enterprise subscription is priced at $50 (roughly Rs. ) per device per year.Chrome Enterprise is aimed at large organisations and offers a host of features, including access to enterprise app store fronts, deep security controls, 24x7 support, as well as integration with cloud and on-premise management tools, VMware Workspace ONE, and Microsoft Active Directory integration. This is mainly aimed at enterprise users looking to adopt Chrome OS devices, and give them an option to manage employee Chromebooks more efficiently. This means that for the above subscription price, enterprise users get Chrome OS but with added abilities. The subscription also offers theft protection, single sign-on support, printer management, managed networks, proxies, and OS updates ..

    Google Launches Chrome Enterprise, Takes Aim at Large Businesses

    To expand its market reach, Google has launched a new initiative with the aim to get large businesses to use Chrome OS, instead of Windows. Chrome Enterprise looks to promote Chrome OS and the devices that run on it. The new Chrome Enterprise subscription is priced at $50 (roughly Rs. ) per device per year.Chrome Enterprise is aimed at large organisations and offers a host of features, including access to enterprise app store fronts, deep security controls, 24x7 support, as well as integration with cloud and on-premise management tools, VMware Workspace ONE, and Microsoft Active Directory integration. This is mainly aimed at enterprise users looking to adopt Chrome OS devices, and give them an option to manage employee Chromebooks more efficiently. This means that for the above subscription price, enterprise users get Chrome OS but with added abilities. The subscription also offers theft protection, single sign-on support, printer management, managed networks, proxies, and OS updates ..
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  • Google wants its smart, virtual assistant to be everywhere. It is already living inside over a 100 million devices, but Google wants to make the most of its artificial intelligence. In a bid to compete against Apple's AirPods, Google could be working on its own smart headphones, if a recent report is to be believed.The Google app for Android has hidden a code that references headphones that support Google Assistant, 9to5Google has found. Mentions of the headphones, codenamed Bisto, was found within Google app version 7.10. This isn't the first time 'Bisto' has been spotted. In April, the codename was seen inside version 7.0.6 and was then presumed to hint at an Android One phone.This time around, the source was found suggesting that Bisto refers to some sort of smart headphones that support Assistant, according to a description within the app that reads, "Your headphones have the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It's your own personal..

    Google Working on Assistant-Powered Smart Headphones, App Code Hints: Report

    Google wants its smart, virtual assistant to be everywhere. It is already living inside over a 100 million devices, but Google wants to make the most of its artificial intelligence. In a bid to compete against Apple's AirPods, Google could be working on its own smart headphones, if a recent report is to be believed.The Google app for Android has hidden a code that references headphones that support Google Assistant, 9to5Google has found. Mentions of the headphones, codenamed Bisto, was found within Google app version 7.10. This isn't the first time 'Bisto' has been spotted. In April, the codename was seen inside version 7.0.6 and was then presumed to hint at an Android One phone.This time around, the source was found suggesting that Bisto refers to some sort of smart headphones that support Assistant, according to a description within the app that reads, "Your headphones have the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It's your own personal..
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  • After finally revealing the name of the next Android mobile operating system, v8.0 Oreo, we can now look forward to Google's next Pixel smartphones. We've seen some rumours in the past about the upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones, but it now looks like Google has a few more products in the pipeline - namely, a new Chromebook Pixel and a mini Google Home smart speaker.Google could be unveiling a bunch of new products at its next hardware event this fall. According to Android Police, we could see a new Pixel-branded Chromebook. This is interesting considering reports back in March that Google was ending Chromebook Pixel devices. Google has responded to the reports back then that the company hadn't ruled out making laptops.While the latest report mentions a new Chromebook Pixel in the works, Android Police could not confirm if the upcoming laptop will be based on Google's old project code-named Bison. Reports last year mentioned Project Bison to be a highly-..

    Google Tipped to Unveil New Chromebook Pixel, Mini Home Speaker Alongside the Pixel 2 Launch

    After finally revealing the name of the next Android mobile operating system, v8.0 Oreo, we can now look forward to Google's next Pixel smartphones. We've seen some rumours in the past about the upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones, but it now looks like Google has a few more products in the pipeline - namely, a new Chromebook Pixel and a mini Google Home smart speaker.Google could be unveiling a bunch of new products at its next hardware event this fall. According to Android Police, we could see a new Pixel-branded Chromebook. This is interesting considering reports back in March that Google was ending Chromebook Pixel devices. Google has responded to the reports back then that the company hadn't ruled out making laptops.While the latest report mentions a new Chromebook Pixel in the works, Android Police could not confirm if the upcoming laptop will be based on Google's old project code-named Bison. Reports last year mentioned Project Bison to be a highly-..
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  • Xiaomi is reportedly collaborating with Google on the next Android One smartphone. This piece of news largely makes sense as Xiaomi has proved itself as a strong player in the budget to mid-range categories offering great looking smartphones with decent specifications. Google, on the other hand, is yet to hit that sweet spot with its stock Android offerings. A partnership with Xiaomi will help Google access markets like India, which is where the Android One project began in the first place.A recent report by Indonesian outlet Krispitech suggests that Xiaomi is planning on launching a Mi 5X-inspired smartphone with Google's Android One experience. The report also hints that the new product will be called Xiaomi A1. Notably, the Mi 5X, which features a 5.5-inch full-HD display, an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, and 4GB of RAM is expected to come to India next month as the company has teased a launch of its first dual rear camera in the country.The Android One initiative by Go..

    Xiaomi Reportedly Working With Google on an Android One Smartphone

    Xiaomi is reportedly collaborating with Google on the next Android One smartphone. This piece of news largely makes sense as Xiaomi has proved itself as a strong player in the budget to mid-range categories offering great looking smartphones with decent specifications. Google, on the other hand, is yet to hit that sweet spot with its stock Android offerings. A partnership with Xiaomi will help Google access markets like India, which is where the Android One project began in the first place.A recent report by Indonesian outlet Krispitech suggests that Xiaomi is planning on launching a Mi 5X-inspired smartphone with Google's Android One experience. The report also hints that the new product will be called Xiaomi A1. Notably, the Mi 5X, which features a 5.5-inch full-HD display, an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, and 4GB of RAM is expected to come to India next month as the company has teased a launch of its first dual rear camera in the country.The Android One initiative by Go..
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  • Apple was the largest vendor in 2016 with over $218 billion (roughly Rs. 14,05,658 crores) in IT revenue - approximately $79 billion larger than Samsung (with $139 billion or roughly Rs. 8,96,203 crores) at second spot, Gartner said on Tuesday.Google with $90.1 billion (roughly Rs. 5,81,641 crores) was third, Microsoft with $85.7 billion at fourth spot, and IBM with $77.8 billion was at fifth position when it came to IT revenue in 2016."The needs of IT buyers are shifting. CEOs are focused on growth and are more focused on realising business outcomes from their IT spend," said John-David Lovelock, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner."The 'Nexus of Forces' has been the focus of attention for many years. However, the impact of digital business is giving rise to new categories," he added.'Nexus of Forces' refers to the convergence of social, mobility, cloud and information that drive new business scenarios.This is for the first time that Gartner pu..

    Apple Top IT Vendor in 2016, Followed by Samsung and Google: Gartner

    Apple was the largest vendor in 2016 with over $218 billion (roughly Rs. 14,05,658 crores) in IT revenue - approximately $79 billion larger than Samsung (with $139 billion or roughly Rs. 8,96,203 crores) at second spot, Gartner said on Tuesday.Google with $90.1 billion (roughly Rs. 5,81,641 crores) was third, Microsoft with $85.7 billion at fourth spot, and IBM with $77.8 billion was at fifth position when it came to IT revenue in 2016."The needs of IT buyers are shifting. CEOs are focused on growth and are more focused on realising business outcomes from their IT spend," said John-David Lovelock, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner."The 'Nexus of Forces' has been the focus of attention for many years. However, the impact of digital business is giving rise to new categories," he added.'Nexus of Forces' refers to the convergence of social, mobility, cloud and information that drive new business scenarios.This is for the first time that Gartner pu..
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  • Amazon Prime Day, a global event for the e-commerce company, is in full swing as products across various categories are up for purchase on heavy discounts. From iPhones to popular Android phones and from laptops to TVs, there is something for everyone in the first-ever Amazon Prime Day sale in India; the sale is being held in 12 other countries simultaneously. Though the Prime Day deals started 6pm on July 10, many of them are still active, so if you are in the market for a great deal on smartphones, laptops, TVs, e-readers, headphones, tablets, etc., we have compiled a list of the best Amazon Prime Day deals available today.Before that, we've compiled a few tips to share that will make your shopping experience slightly better in this Amazon Prime Day sale: The ongoing Amazon sale deals are exclusive for Prime subscribers. Amazon Prime membership costs Rs. 499 per year, and you can signup today if you are not a member and enjoy full benefits, including access to Prime Video. To ..

    Amazon Prime Day 2017: Deals on iPhone 7, Google Pixel, iPhone 6s, Laptops, TVs, and More

    Amazon Prime Day, a global event for the e-commerce company, is in full swing as products across various categories are up for purchase on heavy discounts. From iPhones to popular Android phones and from laptops to TVs, there is something for everyone in the first-ever Amazon Prime Day sale in India; the sale is being held in 12 other countries simultaneously. Though the Prime Day deals started 6pm on July 10, many of them are still active, so if you are in the market for a great deal on smartphones, laptops, TVs, e-readers, headphones, tablets, etc., we have compiled a list of the best Amazon Prime Day deals available today.Before that, we've compiled a few tips to share that will make your shopping experience slightly better in this Amazon Prime Day sale: The ongoing Amazon sale deals are exclusive for Prime subscribers. Amazon Prime membership costs Rs. 499 per year, and you can signup today if you are not a member and enjoy full benefits, including access to Prime Video. To ..
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  • The Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Review) and the Google Pixel (Review) are two of the best smartphones you can buy right now if a great camera is what you’re after in a phone. We saw this during our flagship camera shootout, and during our camera comparison against the OnePlus 5 (Review). The cameras from both phones have also gotten very scores from DXOMark - the industry standard for benchmarking cameras and lenses. However, the U11, HTC’s flagship for 2017 beats the S8+ and Pixel, ranking the highest in DXOMarks camera ratings. Naturally, it’s time to see if this translates just as well in real world performance too, something we discovered for ourselves during our review of the HTC U11. Let’s see if the HTC U11 can actually beat the Google Pixel and the Galaxy S8+ in our camera shootout.HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Google Pixel: Daylight landscapeIn our first landscape test in daylight, we check to see how the phones handle HDR, colour accuracy, level of detail, and white balance. All..

    HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Google Pixel: Which Is the Best Camera Phone?

    The Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Review) and the Google Pixel (Review) are two of the best smartphones you can buy right now if a great camera is what you’re after in a phone. We saw this during our flagship camera shootout, and during our camera comparison against the OnePlus 5 (Review). The cameras from both phones have also gotten very scores from DXOMark - the industry standard for benchmarking cameras and lenses. However, the U11, HTC’s flagship for 2017 beats the S8+ and Pixel, ranking the highest in DXOMarks camera ratings. Naturally, it’s time to see if this translates just as well in real world performance too, something we discovered for ourselves during our review of the HTC U11. Let’s see if the HTC U11 can actually beat the Google Pixel and the Galaxy S8+ in our camera shootout.HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Google Pixel: Daylight landscapeIn our first landscape test in daylight, we check to see how the phones handle HDR, colour accuracy, level of detail, and white balance. All..
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  • For some people the personalization of their news apps and other content feeds online is a manual, conscious decision. They want to be displayed certain topics due to their interests, which is completely understandable. Cut through the noise by making sure that you get given what you want. For a lot of us, though, while personalization can make the considerable amount of time we spend scrolling through social feeds more entertaining, most of the automated personalization we encounter on a day-to-day basis is not necessarily requested – and is wider spread than one might initially think. In a Ted talk, Eli Pariser discussed what he called the ‘filter bubble’. For those who have never heard of the filter bubble, it is a similar theory to that of ‘echo chambers’. Essentially, the focus of providing and consuming content that is closely aligned to your preferences results in the creation of a bubble or chamber, restricting your view of the wider picture. As our internet ecosystem ha..

    How to escape Google’s filter bubble

    For some people the personalization of their news apps and other content feeds online is a manual, conscious decision. They want to be displayed certain topics due to their interests, which is completely understandable. Cut through the noise by making sure that you get given what you want. For a lot of us, though, while personalization can make the considerable amount of time we spend scrolling through social feeds more entertaining, most of the automated personalization we encounter on a day-to-day basis is not necessarily requested – and is wider spread than one might initially think. In a Ted talk, Eli Pariser discussed what he called the ‘filter bubble’. For those who have never heard of the filter bubble, it is a similar theory to that of ‘echo chambers’. Essentially, the focus of providing and consuming content that is closely aligned to your preferences results in the creation of a bubble or chamber, restricting your view of the wider picture. As our internet ecosystem ha..
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  • Google announced Project Treble earlier this year mainly to fix the slow Android version adoption and its resultant fragmentation. First, it was reported that only new devices that ship with Android O will get the Project Treble framework. However, now Google engineers Romain Guy, Iliyan Malchev, and Chet Haase confirm that the company has been working with OEMs to bring Project Treble to some other smartphones as well.On the latest episode of the Android Developers Backstage podcast, the three engineers discuss Project Treble and what it would mean for the latest Android O update. The engineers confirm that Pixel devices are getting the Treble support because of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 chipset, and other OEMs may too see the same. The engineers confirm that they are in conversation with some OEMs to bring Treble support to few flagships with the Android O update, however they refrain from providing any further detail. We presume that big OEMs like Samsung, LG, and others may b..

    Google Engineers Confirm Project Treble Coming to Pixel, Few Other Android Devices

    Google announced Project Treble earlier this year mainly to fix the slow Android version adoption and its resultant fragmentation. First, it was reported that only new devices that ship with Android O will get the Project Treble framework. However, now Google engineers Romain Guy, Iliyan Malchev, and Chet Haase confirm that the company has been working with OEMs to bring Project Treble to some other smartphones as well.On the latest episode of the Android Developers Backstage podcast, the three engineers discuss Project Treble and what it would mean for the latest Android O update. The engineers confirm that Pixel devices are getting the Treble support because of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 chipset, and other OEMs may too see the same. The engineers confirm that they are in conversation with some OEMs to bring Treble support to few flagships with the Android O update, however they refrain from providing any further detail. We presume that big OEMs like Samsung, LG, and others may b..
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